MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 19, 2023) — Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that jazz-funk-R&B musician and producer Brian Culbertson will be bringing “The Trilogy Tour” to Minneapolis on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This unforgettable show will include a brand-new setlist complete with a mix of songs from Trilogy and old favorites, enhanced staging and lighting, and new sound mixing techniques! This show experience will be different from anything Brian has ever done previously! We’re talking next level! Reviews of “The Trilogy Tour are flowing in, and fans can’t stop raving about!
Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. to the general public at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
|Thursday||March 28||7:30 p.m.||State Theatre||$44 to $94|
Over the course of crafting a 25-album catalog and architecting nearly 40 Billboard No. 1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. Label him jazz and he makes a funk record. Call him an R&B artist and he drops an acoustic jazz trio collection. Brand him pop and he creates a 32-minute New Age opus. And you’d be hard pressed to name another instrumentalist of his ilk who can mount an elaborately designed concert production that will keep him on the road for three consecutive months.
Culbertson burst onto the scene in 1994 with a chart-topping album that he recorded in his college apartment featuring keyboard-led contemporary jazz tracks. Long Night Out landed him a lengthy record deal and signaled that a star was born.
Flash forward to present day, Culbertson composed 30 songs that populate the three albums in “The Trilogy” that describes the three-part arc of a long-term relationship: the hot and steamy “falling in love” phase, the rocky middle when perhaps they even break up for a bit, and the couple reunites to live “happily ever after” phase. The Trilogy Tour will feature a mix of songs from The Trilogy Albums, as well as the greatest hits from Brian Culbertson’s catalog.
“Hearing the three albums in a row provides the context. All the songs on Red (October 2021) were clearly about passion and love. Blue (January 2022) is melancholy and sad songs, breakup songs and ‘losing people’ songs. Once you get to part three, White (May 2022) is all about songs that have an uplifting feel to them. Stylistically, they all feel similar even though they are emotionally broad” said Culbertson.
Possessing style, panache and a savvy business mind capable of moving the needle in music and beyond, Culbertson founded and curates the annual Napa Valley, Chicago, and New Orleans Jazz Getaways, which have attracted guests from all over the globe to experience his premier events.
Whether you’re listening to music from “The Trilogy” on record or live in concert, you’re hearing an eclectic, entertaining and engaging set from an artist at the peak of his power.
Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.